The cheers of the returning Busan seagulls echoed as if leaving Sajik Stadium. It was the perfect stage and background to write the miracle of ending April, the first month of the opening.
Lotte completed a miraculous 8-game winning streak with a 5-3 come-from-behind victory against Kiwoom Heroes held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 30th.
Lotte’s 8-game winning streak is 13 years and 4705 days since June 12, 2010. On this day, SSG Landers lost (15-10 odds ratio 0.600) and Lotte recorded 14 wins 8 losses (0.666 odds), and ranked first in the regular season for the first time in 11 years since July 7, 2012 (based on more than 20 games). I was also thrilled.
Above all, this day was the first sold-out game since Lee Dae-ho’s retirement ceremony, which was the last home game last year. Encouraged by the 7 consecutive victories, Busan baseball fans filled Sajik Stadium with unknown confidence even though the starting pitcher was Ahn Woo-jin, the best ace in the league.
And their energy eventually created the miracle of the band electrode. It may not be a mere coincidence that Ahn Woo-jin’s condition was particularly bad on this day. An Woo-jin fought back with 2 runs in 5 innings that day, but went down the mound in 5 innings for the first time this season. He had played 6 or 7 innings in the previous 5 games.
Ahn Kwon-soo, this year’s ‘hit product’, scored the first run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, and in the third inning, former captain Jeon Jun-woo, who went on base with a hit after two outs, was called in by Ahn Chi-hong for a double at the right time.
Han Hyun-hee, who took the mound after a break on the 3rd, pitched a scoreless run until the 4th inning, but allowed 3 runs in the 5th inning and allowed a turnaround.
However, Lotte did not hide its will to win 8 consecutive victories in 13 years, supporting Han Hyun-hee as ‘Mr. Zero’ Kim Jin-wook.
Kim Sang-soo changed the atmosphere by blocking the 7th inning, and in the bottom of the 7th, Kiwoom Kim Dong-hyuk was driven and succeeded in reversing. As An Woo-jin went down earlier than expected, the Kiwoom bullpen was also burdened. Yang Hyun took the mound in the 6th inning and Kim Dong-hyeok in the 7th.
However, the voices of Lotte fans who filled Sajik Stadium put a lot of pressure on Kim Dong-hyuk, who was only 22 years old. Kim Dong-hyeok allowed a tie by committing a balk with a ridiculous match-up against third base in the 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases (a balk rule in the KBO league since 2014), and Rex’s come-from-behind final blow and Jeon Jun-woo’s wedge hit one after another, giving Lotte a chance to win. I grabbed it. And Lotte decided the victory by putting Koo Seung-min on the mound in the 8th inning and Kim Won-joong in the 9th inning.메이저놀이터
Above all, it is hopeful that Lotte still has a lot of room for a reversal. Strayley, Barnes, Park Se-woong, and Han Hyun-hee, except for the surprise ace Na Kyun-an, have all failed to find their condition, and Lee In-bok is also about to return. The key hitter Han Dong-hee is also suffering from sluggishness. If even their reversal takes place, fans can believe that Lotte’s miracle will continue in May.